The land of 1000 Lakes
Germany has been very important for us to find the right location. After more than a year of looking we found the amazing area of more than 3000 fresh water lakes just 70 km north of Berlin. Who would have thought we would find the location so close to home?
The Mecklenburger Seenplatte is special, it is very rural, it is riddled with pristine lakes with drinking quality water and it is full of beech forests. This makes the race extremely graphic, while running on the beautiful hard, and fast sand trails everything around you is in a vertical plane with tree trunks reaching for the sky! You feel as if you are in almost virgin nature.
The start in Wesenberg is spectacular with traditional costumes and lots of villagers, the finish line is in Rheinsberg, just after the castle.
The race has been moved from the end of October to the beginning so that we do not miss out on the end of summer with comfortable water and air temperatures. The climate during this time of the year is mild with water temperatures around 14 degrees.
Travel is easy to the area which is served by trains from Berlin and from Berlin Tegel (the airport). Within two hours from arriving in Berlin you can be on-site. The race area is also very easy to access by car from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.
Welcome to an epic race!
Travel is extremely easy to the race area which is served by trains from Berlin and from Berlin Tegel (the airport). You can also rent a car for a very good price here.
Within two hours from arriving in Berlin you can be on-site. The race area is also very easy to access by car from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.
We will recommend you to book your accommodation in Rheinsberg. You need to book your accommodation as soon as possible if you want a room in Rheinsberg. Lots of rooms in the surrounding areas but as you know, we have the start in Wesenberg with a morning bus transport from the finish line in Rheinsberg. It is a busy period and rooms will run out.
Please send an email request for your hotel booking to firstname.lastname@example.org
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend 1000 Lakes – The place to be in the autumn